Apple IP Gatekeeping in 2024

To continue on from the last post, which discussed AppleTalk, Ethertalk, and how routing between different Apple Internet Routers (AIR) is happening for #MARCHintosh, this post will be about IP Gatekeeping and how Apple provided software to help. After joining up and getting my SE/30 online with #GlobalTalk (it has an ethernet card) I realized…

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Apple Internet Routing in 2024

Being an AppleTalk Network Admin is hard work in 2024. This hopefully helps level some of the rough edges that are out there. I’ll be updating it with more info and corrections as time permits. The guide that started it is here: https://biosrhythm.com/?p=2767 My download with all the software, tested on a real mac is…

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AppleTalk 2024 MARCHintosh Project

Update 3 (March 8): The Quadra800 as AIR is totally stable, I’m enjoying all the fun things on other sites (using a SE/30 as workstation) and playing with getting screenshots converted back and forth. My ImageWriter Network card should be arriving to day and so I will have print sharing up and available. Looking for…

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Refurbing Compact Macintosh Floppies

Sooner or later the floppies on these old macs are going to need a refurb, a cleaning or have the eject gear replaced. There are two really good videos about teardown, clean, fix and re-lube avaiable they are listed below. If you are going to do this have some proper lube ready to ensure the…

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MacTCP System 6 Error Codes

With my new project (running a BBS on my Macintosh SE in System 6) using SubText an amazing modern BBS software server from JCS (Joshua Stein) I’ve encountered some System Errors- and like most things on the Internet today they are hard to google for (it seems like the world just searches for OSX info)…

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OBS and App Audio Recording

Capturing this here because it’s so bizarre to do this in 2022. OSX Monterey, OBS running to record a running Altirra session (run via Crossover) and audio sounds like mud. It sounds that way because it’s the mic on the display that is picking up the audio from the speakers… How can OBS pick up…

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SE/30 and HD20

Dammit The (non-SCSI) Hard Disk 20 does not work with the Macintosh SE/30. The Macintosh SE/30 has the same logic board and ROM as the Macintosh IIx, which does not support the Hard Disk 20. Therefore, the code to support the drive is not included in the ROM of the Macintosh SE/30. So much for…

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Apple IIGS and OBS

I’ve been using a IIGS lately for FujiNet testing. I wanted to connect the video to OBS. This scart converter was recommended and was a very nice solution to go from the RBG of the IIGS to HDMI…

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Disk Jockey – manage disk images

An amazing utility for the Mac just popped up on my twitter feed and its looks like exactly what I need. Disk Jockey will Disk Jockey is a macOS application that lets you create disk images and analyze existing ones. It can create images that work in devices like BlueSCSI, FloppyEmu and RaSCSI, as well…

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Photos and BigSur

Update: This issue has been solved. I had to completely repartition and format the external disks and ensure they contained at least one APFS Container. I’m guessing there is permission metadata contained in this that isn’t available with the partitions created in Catalina. Once they were partitioned and formatted in BigSur, and contained a container…

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MacPro NVMe Update

So a few things have been learned regarding the MacPro and NVMe. Booting is fine. Multiple drives on a carrier is not. My MacPro refused to recognize the 4x Hyper 2x carrier with more than one NVMe drive in it. Even in the x16 PCI slot- and I tried both Slot 1 and 2 (there…

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USB 3 for your MacPro 5,1

Now that my Mac is back I wanted to address another issue- lack of USB 3.1 and also general lack of USB. I’ve found that i’m using most of the available USB ports (many for multiple serial interfaces I use to connect to my SGI consoles). I also have a external drive that is USB…

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MacPro 5,1 Firmware Problems

Recently my MacPro 5,1 (still running High Sierra) starting crashing on an OSX Update of some kind. It started mid-April and I’m not sure which one it was, but the Mac wouldn’t boot as it ended up in the crash screen for the installer with some sort of error on finding a file that wasn’t…

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GamePad fail on MacOS

Update: May 2nd – I’m happy to say that a super cheap pair (you get two) of USB gamepads from Amazon did the trick. $ ./start-old.sh DonkeyKong.v2.atr Using Atari800 config file: atari800-80.cfg Created by Atari 800 Emulator, Version 3.1.0 joystick 0 found! joystick 1 not found Now I can enjoy games with sound and joystick…

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Macbook Air 11 – The Last Ones

I’ve had a MBA 11″ since 2011 (MacBookAir4,1) and I’ve never been able to find any other laptop that had such an unbeatable combination of size, speed, flexibility, and utility. My 11 has been amazing and my go-to mac (I also have a 13 and 15 MBPs between work and home) for most things, but…

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WOMBAT

I spent some good money and time getting my SE/30 uplifted and retrofitted for modern use. Both the motherboard, analog board and power-supply have been recapped, it has 32M RAM installed and a SCSI to CF adapter to ensure quiet operation and no surprise disk failures. The one failure I encountered was the keyboard and…

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Macbook

The MacBook is an incredible piece of engineering technology. This one is sitting on the MacBook Pro it’s replacing- after three years. 13” vs 12” and it’s more powerful and has more storage. The same amount of ram however. The size difference is astonishing…

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Mac OSX 10.10 and SCSI

Update 2017: 10.12 – Sierra broke the SCSI drivers and so ends the tales of SCSI and Atto on my Mac. Nothing I could do could get them to load. At some point I’ll revert the Mac back to 10.11 and use the SCSI if I ever need to read any of my tapes. Update:…

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Apple Mini Yosemite Super Laggy – Fix

My mini is a 2011 i5 with Radeon graphics. Most of my work is on an external rail via thunderbolt, but the system has always been a little laggy to me. I work on Macbook pros and MacBook Airs (new, with flash drives) at work, and the mini has never been as quick and responsive…

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